- Lawrence (Larry) R. Goldfarb
Lawrence R. Goldfarb (born November 21st, 1958 in
Queens, New York City, NY) is an American hedge fundmanager and currently the CEOand founding partner of the LRG Capital Group. Mr. Goldfarb has over twenty years of expertise in investment banking, trading, and law. He is an avid skier and tennis player, as well as an accomplished jazz pianist.
Mr. Goldfarb grew up in the outer boroughs of New York City and attended
Forest Hills High School, where he was a member of the high school band and frequently starred in musicals. Following high school he attended George Washington Universityand earned a B.A.in International Economics, and graduated in 1981. Thereafter he was a student at Georgetown University Law Schoolwhere he regularly published articles for the Georgetown Law Journal. He graduated with his cum laudein 1984.
Recognized as one of the leading experts on making direct investments in both private and public companies, Mr. Goldfarb began his career as a tax attorney for
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloyand subsequently became a tax analyst with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he specialized in financings, mergers and recapitalizations.
Afterwards Mr. Goldfarb moved to
San Francisco, Californiaand joined Credit Suisse First BostonCorporation as a Partner and Director of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. In 1998 he formed BayStar CapitalManagement, LLC, a vehicle in which he could fund growth oriented, small capitalization, and publicly traded companies. Currently he is the founding partner and CEO of LRG Capital Groupin Larkspur, California.
Mr. Goldfarb regularly speaks at both national and international private equity and hedge fund conferences and events, including the 4th Annual Global Absolute Returns Congress [http://www.global-arc.net/] , the Australian Pensions and Investment Summit, and the Building Billion-Dollar Companies in the Bay State [http://www.futureforward.com/dinner.html] .
Mr. Goldfarb serves as a Board Member in several charitable and non-profit foundations such as Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity [http://www.ahoproject.org/] , Blue Bear School of American Music [http://www.bluebearmusic.org/index.php] and the Joe Toucan Diabetes Project, [http://www.joetoucandiabetesproject.com] an organization dedicated to theresearch, support and empowerment of children and adults living with diabetes. Mr. Goldfarb's experience as the father of an autistic child has lead him to support many organizations focused on
autismresearch and treatment including Autism Speaks[http://www.autismspeaks.org] , The Oak Hill School [http://www.theoakhillschool.org/] and The Ryder Foundation[http://www.ryderfoundation.org] [http://www.marinscope.com/sausalitomarinscope/] [http://www.comedyforkidssf.com/] . He also continues to be a major contributor to The Lower Eastside Girls Club [http://www.girlsclub.org/] , FIRST[http://www.usfirst.org/] [http://www.redorbit.com/news/education/872286/lawrence_goldfarb_teams_up_with_renowned_inventor_dean_kamen_to/index.html] , Room to Read[http://www.roomtoread.org] , Homeward Bound of Marin [http://www.hbofm.org] , the Scleroderma Research Foundation[http://www.srfcure.org/srf/home.htm] , and the Drug Policy Alliance [http://www.drugpolicy.org/homepage.cfm] . Mr. Goldfarb also recently sponsored "Dylan Interpreted" at the Mill Valley Film Festival[http://mvff.com/node/2761] .
Lawrence Goldfarband LRG Capital GroupDonate to Organizations Helping Autisitc Children [http://www.lrgcapital.com/public/pdf/The%20Ark%20052108.pdf]
Lawrence GoldfarbSpeaks About FIRSTProgress on Comcast Newsmakers [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ9vs4w6zbU]
* [http://www.lrgcapital.com/public/ Goldfarb’s current company, LRG Capital]
Mr.Goldfarb owns the
LRG Racingteam [http://www.lrgracing.com/] which competes in the American Federation of Motorcyclists[http://www.afmracing.org/] and other racing clubs.
Mr. Goldfarb frequently writes and contributes to a variety of publications in the finance industry including, but not limited to:
*”Biotechnology Venture Capital Investments” (Aspatore Books), Chatper 6, ‘A Deal is Just a Deal’ [http://www.aspatore.com/store/bookdetails.asp?id=480]
*”PIPEs: A Guide to Private Investments in Public Equity,” Edition 1, Chapter 8 ( [http://www.ordering1.us/bloombergbooks/product.php?sid=1&ccamp=RETAIL&pid=239] )
*”Biotechs fear SEC’s closer scrutiny of PIPE deal” (San Francisco Business Times) [http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2007/03/05/story13.html?jst=s_cn_hl] .
*”Redefining Fees and Performance” (Alpha, by Institutional Investor) [http://www.iimagazine.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=1087710]
*”Reality Check Time for Hedge Fund” (eFinancialNews) [http://www.financialnews-us.com/index.cfm?page=uscomment&contentid=1045178777]
LRG Capital Group
* [http://www.larrygoldfarb.com Larry Goldfarb's website]
* [http://www.lrgcapitalreport.com Blog written by Larry Goldfarb]
* [http://www.lrgcapital.com/public/larry_goldfarb.php Lawrence Goldfarb bio on LRG Capital’s site]
* [http://www.lrgracing.com/ LRG Racing, LLC.]
* [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5650469342570362203 Larry Goldfarb interviewed on Comcast Local Edition about FIRST]
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